Monday, March 17, 2014
The year of the Return Ofs....Topps announces the Return of Topps Tek
Sorry I've been MIA, had to have a baby. Anyways the Industry Summit is going on and Sooz posted this interesting tidbit over at Beckett News.
Topps also announced a little more about Topps Stadium Club and the new Topps Dynasty. All of which will be higher end products. Last year Topps asked collectors to give feedback on what we wanted, what could be improved on, etc, etc. I can't remember if it was on Facebook or Twitter, but I ended up putting in a few suggestions. One was the return of Stadium Club. I also suggested bring back Tek. But I did say that Tek would work great as an insert, like the Strata cards in Series 1 this year. And I thought that maybe the clear parallels in Series 1 might be the precursor for this. I also suggested that they bring back the old subsets like Future Stars and Turn Back the Clock. To be fair I wasn't the only one who voiced these ideas, but it makes me wonder if Topps is actually paying attention to us.
I'm a little dismayed at the growing trend of Topps to price out the average collector with all these high end releases. If Topps really cared about getting new blood into the hobby I would think they would also care about keeping the collectors they already have. Regardless, I won't be opening any of the expensive wax and I'll wait to pick up what I want on the secondary market.